December 13, 2009

Sri Lankan cricket

Living a myth

Kanishkaa Balachandran

If a two-tier system comes into play in Test cricket in future, it would be rather unfair to slot Sri Lanka in the lower rung, considering that they were the No.2 Test team not too long ago. To gauge Sri Lanka’s real status in world cricket, SR Pathiravithana asks whether the present team has enough match winners. Read on in the Sunday Times.

In bowling do we have a regular combination that could hold sway? In medium pace in one occasion it is the combination of Nuwan Kulasekera and Thilan Thushara, the next it is Welagedera and Dammika Prasad along with Angelo Mathew as the third seamer. But, out of the lot the only bowler who is somewhat sure of his place in the team is the most ineffective Mathews than the others. In the spin department the very limbs that helped Muralitharan who did wonders in the past is not giving him that same freedom.

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Kanishkaa Balachandran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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